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The Mouse that Roared

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Original title
The Mouse that Roared
Year
Running time
90 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Roger MacDougall, Stanley Mann (Novel: Leonard Wibberley)
Music
Edwin Astley
Cinematography
John Wilcox
Cast
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Producer
Columbia Pictures
Genre
Comedy. War | Satire. Cold War
Synopsis / Plot
The economy of the teeny-tiny European duchy of Grand Fenwick is threatened when an American manufacturer comes up with an imitation of Fenwick's sole export, its fabled wine. Crafty prime minister Count Mountjoy (Peter Sellers) comes up with a plan: Grand Fenwick will declare war on the United States. Grand Duchess Gloriana (Peter Sellers again) is hesitant: how can meek little Grand Fenwick win such a conflict? Mountjoy explains that the plan is to lose the war, then rely upon American foreign aid to replenish Grand Fenwick's treasury. Bumbling military officer Tully Bascombe (Peter Sellers yet again) leads his country's ragtag army into battle. They cross the Atlantic in an ancient wooden vessel, then set foot on Manhattan Island, fully prepared to down weapons and surrender.
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